Man shot while confronting shoplifter at southwest Albuquerque store

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says a man trying to confront a shoplifter was shot and now police are searching for the suspect. APD was called to Burlington Coat Factory at Central Ave. and Atrisco Dr. on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities report that a woman was trying to steal from the store and was stopped by loss prevention but was able to escape.


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She then got into a black Chrysler 300 with her boyfriend. Police state that a shopper saw what happened and confronted the pair at the vehicle.

APD reports the boyfriend exited the vehicle and shot the man. The suspects then took off. Police say the man’s injuries are not life-threatenting.

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